Tranformers meets G.I. Joe in action figure form! Sweet and salty collide in new Pretzel Pop-Tarts! The Maxx gets pushed in the spotlight to the max! Those are just a few headlines we have to offer in this week’s edition of Recurrent Events.
On a programming note, The Recurrent Events segment is taking a week off from the upcoming TRN podcast in order to introduce you to a new retro movie review show from Mickey and Jason titled “TRN Drive-In.” But never fear, Recurrent Events will return the following week with our take on the latest retro pop culture news.
Be sure to checkout our Thanksgiving features this week on The Retro Network including several articles here on the website, a special tribute to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Floats of the ’80s on the TRN YouTube channel, and more Thanksgiving-themed content on our podcast channel.
Here are your headlines for the week of Nov 17-23, 2019.
- Transformers 3.75-inch ReAction Figures – Wave 1 – While these figures and packaging are totally rad, I’ve never been a fan of collecting Transformers that don’t transform.
- 1/6th scale John Rambo from Rambo III – Have we really gotten enough First Blood and FB Part 2 figs that we’ve reached Rambo III? (Facepalm)
- Queen S.H.Figuarts Live Aid Freddie Mercury Figure From Tamashii Nations
- ‘The Batman’ Adds John Turturro As Carmine Falcone – I’m all-in on The Batman just from casting standpoint.
- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Is Being Rebooted – Again – Anxious to hear Mickey’s thoughts as he has proclaimed the original as his favorite horror movie.
- HEATHERS Writer and Star on the Cult Movie’s 30-Year Legacy
- New Star Wars Movie Announcement Expected This January – I’ve got no idea where they will go but they need to tap into The Mandalorian style somehow. Give us a new story with all of the old elements we love.
- 10 Most Underrated Teen Movies Of The ‘80s – I agree with the “underrated” label as I’ve never seen the top 6 on this list. I may to need rectify that.
- New Pretzel Pop-Tarts Coming in January 2020 – Here is something else I need Mickey’s thoughts on. Will they be offering a cheese and mustard filling if these are a hit?
- Cinnamon Coke and Winter Spiced Cranberry Sprite are Here for the Holidays – I’ve actually tasted both and really enjoyed. Cinnamon Coke beats Pepsi Fire by far. And the Spiced Cranberry Sprite is better than anything Sierra Mist has offered. (And this coming from a Pepsi fan!)
- Netflix Teams Robert Towne And David Fincher for ‘Chinatown’ Prequel Series Pilot Script
- Netflix’s Fast & Furious Animated Series Reveals First Images – This looks good, but not enough to get this now former Netflix subscriber a push to resubscribe.
- ‘Fuller House’ Season 5 Trailer Debuts – Minus One Prominent Cast Member – You can probably guess who.
- Motley Crue to Reunite for Tour With Def Leppard, Poison – WOW. Although, how much does each band have left in the tank?
- Mister Rogers’ ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Gets The Metal Treatment – 🤘
- Michael Jackson Music Biopic in the Works From ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Producer – While this may be a great production, how many Michael Jackson biopics do we really need?
- ‘The Maxx’ Finds A Home With Channing Tatum’s Free Association – Never got into this comic so interested to hear what fans think about a live-action adaptation.
- The One Thing the Stranger Thing Comic Can’t Use May Be a Major Show Clue – I’ve read the two short-run Stranger Things comics as fillers in between seasons and I plan to do the same with this new one.
- He-Man: Masters of the Multiverse Re-Introduced the Two Worst. He-Men. Ever. – The more I read about this series, the more interested I become. However, it hasn’t pushed me yet to buy.
- Line it is Drawn: Comic Book Characters Mashed Up With PBS Children’s Shows – Bob Ross’ reaction to Deadpool is the best of this collection (even the The Joy of Painting really wasn’t what I’d call a kid’s show.)
- Sonic 3 Prototype With Lost Content Discovered
- The Tetris Effect soundtrack is finally getting a proper release
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